Notre Dame scientists study lake pollution


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Scientists and engineers at the University of Notre Dame will test and evaluate possible methods of reducing pollution in Stone Lake, near Cassopolis, Michigan, under a $46,335 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Mark W. Tenney, Associate Professor of civil engineering, explained that a group of five researchers has been studying Stone Lake since 1966, when the nearby town removed a sewage plant that polluted the lake. The team found that the small lake, which has no distinct inflows other than rainfall and runoff and no outflow but seepage, has not improved in the five years since the plant was removed.